Daily Current Affairs – 08 September, 2020

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1. Report on ‘Household Social Consumption:Education in India’ released

The report on ‘Household Social Consumption:Education in India’ has been released by National Statistical Office(NSO). The report is a part of 75th round of National Sample Survey -from July 2017 – June 2018. It provided state-wise detail of literacy rate among the persons aged seven years and above.

According to the report, Kerela tops the literary rate percentage in the country at 96.2 % followed by Delhi‘s 88.7 %, Uttarakhand’s 87.6%, Himachal Pradesh‘s 86.6 % and Assam’s at 85.9 %.

Top 10 States with highest literacy rate

State/UTsMaleFemaleperson
Kerela97.4495.296.2
Delhi93.782.488.7
Uttarakhand94.380.787.6
Himachal Pradesh92.980.586.6
Assam90.181.285.9
Maharashtra90.778.484.8
Punjab88.578.583.7
Tamil Nadu87.977.982.9
Gujarat89.574.882.4
West Bengal84.876.180.5

2. DRDO successfully test fired HSTDV

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India successfully flight tested the indigeneously -developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle(HSTDV) for the first time on September 7, 2020. The test was conducted from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam testing range in Balasore, Odisha.

About HSTDV

Daily Current Affairs - 08 September 2020

The HSTDV is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft based on hypersonic propulsion technology. It has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO). The Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle(HSTDV) operates on scramjet engines which can attain the speed of around Mach 6 which is considered far better than ramjet engines. It can move up to an altitude of 32.5 km in 20 seconds.

The HSTDV can be used for long-range cruise missiles of the future. Besides this, the dual-use technology will have multiple applications. The vehicle can be used to launch satellites at low cost.

3. Tamil Nadu Government Releases Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy, 2020

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K. Palaniswami released the the Tamil Nadu Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020 on August 7, 2020.

Aim of the Policy

The aim of the policy is to transform Tamil Nadu into an innovative and a globally competitive Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) destination.

Key Points

  • Tamil Nadu targets
    • to increase it’s electronics industrial output to USD 100 billion by 2025.
    • to contribute 25% of India’s total electronics exports by 2025.
    • to undertake skill training for more than 1,00,000 people.
    • to increase the level of value addition.
    • to undertake a focused research and development programmes.
    • to foster a conducive environment for ESDM Start-ups.
    • to attract at least two major FAB investments to Tamil Nadu in the next three years.
  • Under the policy the Government of Tamil Nadu a special package of incentives for ESDM Units in MSME sector.
  • The Government will provide capital subsidy based on investment ranges and location for new and expansion manufacturing units.
  • Training subsidy of Rs 4000 and Rs 6000 for men and women respectively per first time employee per month up to six months will be provided.
  • All new and expansion electronic manufacturing unit will be give electricity tax exemption for a period of 5 years from the date of commercial production.

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